Thursday, December 23, 2010

Douglas College delivers Christmas cheer

Members of the Douglas College Business Association prepare
gifts for families in need.

If the holidays are indeed a time of giving, then Douglas College is getting it right.

This year different departments and individual sponsors at the College are providing 34 student families –  including 63 children –  with hampers of food, clothing, toys, books, grocery gift cards and more.
Students in the Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) Program alone raised $1,500 to sponsor three families. This is the third year BSN students have participated in the program, where they select unique gifts for each child on their list.

The Registrar's Office raised $500 for the Union Gospel Mission's Christmas Campaign, which provides hot meals to hungry people. Meanwhile, the Douglas College Business Association "adopted" a family through a Fraserside Community Services Society program. Thanks to their efforts, a nine-year-old boy and his mom will have a happy Christmas.

Finally, students from across the board donated blankets, clothing and food to be distributed by students in the Community Social Service Worker (CSSW) Program to needy individuals at homeless shelters, transition houses and other agencies.

Good deeds, everyone! Santa would be proud.